Gamification and Game Based Learning

There can be interesting conversations to be had about the validity and effectiveness of gamification and game based learning. Before we start those conversations, it’s worth noting that there is actually a difference between the two. Gamification does get used to bundle up the whole idea of including anything game related into our learning design. It’s worth separating the two definitions as we can incorporate one without the other. We shouldn’t automatically assume that gamification or game based learning will resonate with all of our learners. I’ve included several articles below to help position your conversations with your stakeholders and partners.

You have been experiencing gamification as part of this course. Points, leaderboards, and at the end, you get a digital badge.

At the end of the following article, there are three business related questions. How would you answer these in your organisation?

How Deloitte Made Learning a Game

Harvard Business Review

Interactive Video Example: Recruiting for Deloitte

Please use this link directly for the Deloitte Recruiting experience.

We are all guilty of thinking that games could be a hinderance more than an opportunity. The following whitepaper helps to dispel the common myths associated with considering game elements in our learning design.

How to Overcome Myths and Misconceptions of Gamification and Promote Gamified Learning

From Learning Solutions Magazine

We have created a game based learning experience. Experience our The Learning & Development Christmas Game here. Developed using Adobe Captivate, you can see the post-it-notes storyboard here on our page about storyboarding.

The Learning & Development Christmas Game

You play a Learning & Development consultant tasked with getting a Workplace Behaviours online module launched in time for the employee Christmas party. You are presented with choices along the way and you must choose the right options to ensure you get the module released in time. Your success is measured by getting to the Christmas party with all employees engaged.

We based our example on two experiences, see the examples from Uber and Toggl below. Think back to the Choose your own Adventure books!

The Uber Game

Can you make it in the gig economy? Let’s ride

Unicorn Startup Simulator

This game was created in Nov 2016 during one awesome week in North Berwick, Scotland.

9 Ways to Include Gamification in Learning Design Infographic